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Press Release -- September 7th, 2010
Source: Telx Group
Tags: Colocation, Exchange, IPv6

Telx Hosts NANOG50 Network Operators Event In Atlanta

Interconnection Leader Teams with North American Network Operators’ Group for Educational Sessions on Networking Technologies, October 3-6, 2010

New York, NY (Sept. 7, 2010) – Telx®, a leading interconnection and colocation provider in 15 strategic North American markets, today announced that it will host the North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) fall meeting, NANOG50, held in Atlanta, Georgia, October 3-6, 2010. NANOG50 is a four-day educational event featuring leading-edge networking tutorials, presentations and operator panel discussions as well as relationship-building opportunities between NANOG members. As host of the event, Telx helps plan networking sessions and is responsible for IPv4 and IPv6 Internet connectivity for all attendees from its 56 Marietta location.

“Telx is honored to host the NANOG50 event. With the leading carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection facility in Atlanta, we bring together numerous Telecom service providers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), enterprise customers and cloud providers as part of our global ecosystem every day,” said Brad Hokamp, CMO of Telx. "The NANOG meetings are some of the most innovative networking forums we have participated in, reaching the entire service provider, Internet Peering, and enterprise community, and we look forward to serving as host for a productive and educational four days."

NANOG is an education and operational forum for the coordination and dissemination of technical information related to backbone/enterprise networking technologies and operational practices. NANOG meetings are held tri-annually and attract several hundred global Internet network operators, engineers and software and hardware vendors. NANOG50 is the organization’s third meeting held in Atlanta, and marks the second time Telx has hosted the event. In addition, FiberLight, a leading provider of network infrastructure solutions and strategic network design services, will provide wireless point-to-point connectivity for NANOG attendees between Telx’s 56 Marietta data center and the Loews Atlanta Hotel.

“We are pleased that Telx is serving as host for the NANOG50 event in Atlanta,” said Donald Welch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merit Network, Inc., the organization that sponsors NANOG and provides overall logistical support for all NANOG meetings. “Telx’s expertise in building communities of interest for the service provider industry makes them a perfect choice as host as we celebrate NANOG’s 50th meeting.”

NANOG attendees are welcome to join Telx, Tata Communications, Ciena® Corporation and FiberLight for a special networking reception on Sunday, October 3, 2010, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. at the Georgia Aquarium, located at 225 Baker Street Northwest in Atlanta. Telx and NTT America will also be hosting a NANOG social event on Monday, October 4, 2010, 8:15 - 10:30 p.m. at Shout Restaurant, located at 1197 Peachtree Street Northeast, Colony Square, in Midtown Atlanta. For more information, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


NANOG is an open community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the Internet’s smooth operation and technical evolution. NANOG meetings provide a forum for the exchange of technical information and promote discussion of implementation issues that require community cooperation. Meetings provide a unique opportunity to share information and ideas through presentations, panel discussions, debates and collegial conversations with several hundred of the world’s leading experts in the field of network operations, representing a wide spectrum of networking organizations worldwide. For more information about NANOG, visit

About Telx

Telx is a leading provider of interconnection, colocation and business exchange services in strategic, high demand North American markets.  With 15 premier facilities, Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to the industry’s highest performance networks and access to more than 800 leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City with four facilities in the New York Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, three facilities in California, (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Santa Clara) and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit


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